The X-fit design minimizes the bunching that neoprene and other protective gear materials do as the rider's joints go through a range of motions.
The D3O components utilize the unique flow texture specifically designed to provide optimal freedom of movement and exceptional protection due to the macro-densifying mechanism, which maximizes contact and therefore minimizes pressure transmitted during impact.
D3O is a patented protective material that combines enhanced chemistry with product engineering to produce high-performance shock absorption and impact protection. The D3O components utilize the unique Flo texture specifically designed to provide optimal freedom of movement and exceptional protection. This occurs due to the unique capability of the material to spread the force of impact over a wide area, minimizing its effect. This protector is also breathable for ultimate comfort.
These pads are amazing! They are pretty comfortable. They don't slide down while riding. Also they are Beth durable. I was skeptical of how strong they would be for not being a hardshell, but now after multiple falls on all types of terrain they have held up flawlessly. They do get a little smelly after a ride but that's pretty expected and I just throw them in the washer.